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GINGER AND CHRYSANTHEMUM

By Kristen Mai Giang | AVAILABLE NOW!
Illustrated by Shirley Chan
Levine Querido

You can be close to someone very different from you, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy!

Ginger is excitable; she leaps into action, throwing herself headfirst into any project. Chrysanthemum is cooler-headed; she likes to plan, she’s organized. She makes lists. Yet they are cousins, close as two beans in a pod.

But planning Grandma’s birthday together is a pretty huge challenge. There are presents to buy, decorations to pick, and a special birthday cake to bake. Together.

Is this a recipe for disaster? Or for something unexpectedly delicious.

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LAST FLIGHT

By Kristen Mai Giang | Spring 2023
Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Levine Querido

This picture book tells the story of Kristen’s family’s escape from Saigon, Vietnam, six days before its fall in 1975. From the perspective of an 8-year-old girl, it is a tale of bravery, hope, and kindness – a family leaving everything they know and strangers risking their lives to bring about the miracle of this flight.

THE RISE (AND FALLS) OF JACKIE CHAN

By Kristen Mai Giang | March 29, 2022
Illustrated by Alina Chau
Penguin Random House | Crown Books for Young Readers

One of the biggest movie stars in the world was once called “useless” by his teachers. He was not what anybody wanted him to be. Not a good student. Not quiet and obedient. Not the next Bruce Lee. But when Jackie embraced who he was, he introduced Kung Fu comedy and revolutionized martial arts movies forever.

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